Main Conference (September 5th, 2023)

How HashiCorp does Open Source - lessons learned from driving meaningful community engagement while scaling

At HashiCorp, we are passionate about our contributions to the open source community and how we continue to stay true to those roots as we scale as a company. Come learn more about managing an open source project from the beginning, through all the stages of growth, including determining a level of engagement that balances keeping both you and your users sane. In this session, you will learn how we incubate and classify our projects - which metrics we track to look into engagement - as well as how we help inform the roadmap for our projects. Whether you have your own project and are looking to source additional help, or you are part of a company working on plugins unique to your environment, you will walk away feeling empowered to take the best next step.


Cloud Native Summit - Melissa Gurney

Melissa Gurney

Senior Director, Community Development at HashiCorp

Melissa Gurney Greene runs Community at HashiCorp where she is responsible for Developer Advocacy, Programs for HashiCorp’s open source community and Technical Community Management. Melissa has a passion for making technology accessible and enabling people. Her interests span infrastructure automation, robotics and game design.

Prior to joining HashiCorp, Melissa was a host of the Speaking in Tech podcast and worked at DellEMC, where her career spanned the disciplines of global portfolio messaging, technical evangelism and large-scale cloud and datacenter implementations.

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